Exercise-Induced Asthma Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Joseph P Garry, MD, FACSM, FAAFP; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What triggers exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is included in the physical exam to evaluate exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What are the signs and symptoms of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Which challenge tests are performed in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of laryngoscopy in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the optimal treatment for exercise-induced asthma (EIA) treated?

Which medications are used in the treatment of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What are the nonpharmacologic treatments for exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the functional anatomy of the lower airway relative to exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the pathophysiology of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What causes exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Which medical conditions may cause exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of environmental factors in the etiology of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of chemicals in the etiology of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Which types of medications may provoke exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the prevalence of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the prognosis of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is included in the patient education about exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Which signs and symptoms of exercise-induced asthma (EIA) appear during or after exercise?

Which factors may cause patients to deny the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Which factors increase the risk for exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the efficacy of screening questionnaires for exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What should be noted during the physical exam to evaluate exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What are the phases of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the refractory phase of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the late-phase of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What are the possible complications of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Workup

How is exercise-induced asthma (EIA) diagnosed?

What is the allergy and infection workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of thyroid function testing in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of echocardiography in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

When is laryngoscopy indicated in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of challenge tests in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of a treadmill exercise challenge test in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

How is the severity of exercise-induced asthma (EIA) classified?

What is an informal exercise challenge in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of pulmonary function testing in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of bronchoprovocation testing in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of eucapnic voluntary hyperventilation (EVH) in the workup of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Treatment

How is an acute attack of exercise-induced asthma (EIA) treated?

What is the role of sports selection in the treatment of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What is the role of breathing and warmup techniques in the treatment of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

What are indications for return to play following treatment of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Guidelines

What are the ATA treatment guidelines for exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of exercise-induced asthma (EIA)?

Which medications in the drug class Adrenergic Agents are used in the treatment of Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Which medications in the drug class 5-lipoxygenase Inhibitor are used in the treatment of Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Which medications in the drug class Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist are used in the treatment of Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Which medications in the drug class Xanthine Derivatives are used in the treatment of Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Which medications in the drug class Inhaled Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Which medications in the drug class Mast Cell Stabilizers are used in the treatment of Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Which medications in the drug class Beta2-Adrenergic Agonists, Long-Acting are used in the treatment of Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Which medications in the drug class Beta2-Adrenergic Agonists, Short-Acting are used in the treatment of Exercise-Induced Asthma?